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Maryland honor student arrested for shooting threats

This handout photo provided by the University of Maryland Department of Public Safety University Police shows Alexander Song, 19, of Fulton, Md. Song, a University of Maryland student, has been arrested and charged with posting an Internet threat claiming he planned to go on a shooting rampage on campus hoping to kill as many people as possible. (UMDPS)

March 12, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A University of Maryland honor student was arrested after several people reported to police that he was planning a shooting rampage on campus.

Police say 19-year-old Alexander Song had posted on websites that he was going to "kill enough people to make it to national news." Three people alerted police to the threats, and he was arrested on campus Sunday.

Investigators say Song told them he felt stressed. He was shaking and crying when he was taken into custody.

Song was not armed at the time of his arrest, and police did not find any weapons in his dorm room or his parent's home in Fulton, Md.

Last week, police responded to a call about a person screaming loudly at a dorm. Song was interviewed at the time, but officers did not find him to be a danger.

Song now faces a misdemeanor charge of disturbing school activities.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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